Why Meditation is the Cure

The greatest or smallest of the mysteries, revealed to mankind by mystics, scientists or artists, are based on insights, which are nurtured by fertile, conscious mind, by observing nature with curiosity. Be it the wisdom of vedas and other scriptures or the theory of relativity or an insight on observing the apple falling from the tree- insights come from the subconscious, with access to the wisdom and decoding of the algorithm. This requires a process 
  • Connection to mystery (akin to broadband connection) 
  • Ability to listen to insights 
  • Empty mind which can nurture the insights and find an algorithm 
  • Find a purpose in decoding it to give to humanity 
Insights come in the state of meditation or in a meditative mind. Meditation is the tool, used by mystics, artists and scientists, since time immemorial, to connect with the mystery and tune into insights; in turn expressing their spirit and contributing to mankind.  Now, humanity, which reveled in holistic living in the past, has been flowing into an overt indulgence in mental and rational faculties. Such has been the growing imbalance, that the basic premise of spirituality, which was to search for a deeper meaning of life and its purpose; now stands reduced to a desperate search for health and well-being solutions. In this desperate and hopeless search, various forms of meditation, techniques and processes have been invented for the common man; not really bringing much hope, thus devaluing the essence and potent impact of meditation. On another dimension, since time immemorial, it has been the same human body, which has been functioning just fine, through billions of years for countless human lives. So, then where are we going wrong in trying to restore it’s well- being, now?   The human mind, today, more than ever before, has been steeped in do-ing. And, in this process, it has become increasingly wired, with little space or scope for connecting with the insights from within. For such a mind, to be able to meditate and draw from his/ her own inner wisdom, it is important that the practice and understanding of Yog evolves, as well. When the Mystic is no more a dweller of the isolated mountains and the Survivor is the one who seeks solace from the damages of his evolved life, then Meditation too needs to be coming to them all in its most authentic avatar; a form, which carries the ancient wisdom in its core and marries it to science, for the rational thinker that Man is today.  NV Life has attempted to devise scientific mechanism to salvage humanity from the epidemic of suffering. It works on the premise that the root cause of suffering is within us and if we turn inward, we will discover the cure.   So, be it a lay individual, a sharp corporate mind or the curious case of the student in a university, it is the science of breathing which aligns them all to their spirit and its purpose; while offering a harmonious and peaceful bedrock for life ahead. 

While drawing our algorithm, we start with identifying our symptoms. Do we look at our symptoms of today or from our childhood? Our tendencies also seem like they are about today and not from our childhood. How should I interpret this?

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

After finding my LTP and mapping my algorithm, I can see how I have suffered in my childhood and continue to do so. What can I do to remedy this and reverse my suffering?

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  1. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness.